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Montevideo, November 14th 2018 - 16:30 UTC

Tag: Arctic

  • Thursday, August 23rd 2018 - 08:33 UTC

    First container vessel attempting the melting Arctic sea route north of Russia

    Venta Maersk and carrying 3,600 containers, hopes to reach St Petersburg by late September. That could be up to 14 days faster than the route via the Suez Canal

    Danish vessel setting sail from Vladivostok this week is set to become the first container ship to tackle the Arctic sea route north of Russia. The Venta Maersk, owned by Maersk Line, and carrying 3,600 containers, hopes to reach St Petersburg by late September. That could be up to 14 days faster than the southern route via the Suez Canal.

  • Wednesday, April 25th 2018 - 09:06 UTC

    Tons of frozen micro-plastics found trapped in the floating ice of the Arctic

    Traces of 17 different types of plastic were found in frozen seawater. Micro-plastics are tiny plastic pieces under five millimeters long.

    Record levels of micro-plastics have been found trapped inside sea ice floating in the Arctic. Ice cores gathered across the Arctic Ocean reveal micro-plastics at concentrations two to three times higher than previously recorded. As sea ice melts with climate change, the plastic will be released back into the water, with unknown effects on wildlife, say German scientists.

  • Sunday, March 18th 2012 - 19:50 UTC

    HMS Illustrious, command ship in tough Arctic weather training

    The crew clearing the deck of ice

    Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious is in the midst of NATO Exercise Cold Response, based in the Arctic. Illustrious is the command ship for Major General Ed Davis, Commandant General Royal Marines, who, with his Commander Amphibious Forces staff, is directing the movements of allied warships.